Lincolnshire
June 18, 2018 12.25 pm This story is over

Three days of train strikes this week

The Sheffield-Lincoln route is among those affected

Three days of Northern Rail strikes affecting Lincolnshire will be held this week as part of a dispute over guards and safety.

As previously reported, the strikes will take place on Tuesday, June 19 and Thursday (June 21) and Saturday (June 23) and set timetables will replace any others currently in place as a result of engineering works across the network.

Revised timetables

Northern runs a Sheffield to Lincoln route which is affected, along with the journey between Barton-on-Humber and Cleethorpes.

For the revised timetable for Tuesday and Thursday click here.

For the revised timetable for this Saturday click here.

Timetables are also set for the Barton-on-Humber to Cleethorpes route on Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday.

Strike action

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) previously confirmed all Arriva Rail North Conductor, Conductor Instructor and Train Driver members are instructed to take action by not booking on for any shifts on the following days:

  • 00.01am and 11.59pm on Tuesday, June 19
  • 00.01am and 11.59pm on Thursday, June 21
  • 00.01am and 11.59pm on Saturday, June 23

A statement on Northern’s website said: “On Tuesday and Thursday, the majority of available trains will operate between 7am and 7pm as we focus on running as many trains as we can to get you into work and home again.

“On Saturday, most trains will run between 7am and 7pm, though, on a handful of routes, services will begin to wind down earlier.

“As the overall number of trains running will be reduced across the three days, we expect trains and any replacement buses we operate to be extremely busy. Please allow extra time for journeys, plan carefully and consider whether travel is necessary.

“During the RMT strike action we expect all services to be busy, especially in the morning and evening peak periods, and advise you to allow extra time to travel.”

Timetables are subject to change and services may be added/removed depending on availability and passengers are advised to check here for the most up-to-date train running information.

 

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